The Examination of the Factors Affecting the Feeling of Loneliness of the Elderly
Boylu, Ayfer Aydiner
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This study was planned to assess the factors that affect the feeling of loneliness of the 65 age and over elderly. The sample of the study composed of 348 elderly in Ankara. Data collected for the study were analyzed through using a socio demographic information form, UCLA loneliness Scale (UCLA-LS), Katz's Activities of Daily Living Index (ADL), Lawton and Brody's Instrumental Activities of Daily Living Index (IADL), Life Satisfaction Index (LSI), WHO-Five Well-being Index (WBI). Most of the respondents were females, 64.2% of respondents were married. About half of the respondents had lower education. In this study there was positive correlation among the WBI, ADL, IADL, LSI and UCLA-LS. (C) 2010 Published by Elsevier Ltd.